Our Aims

Our aims are to:

Promote and encourage a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people


Provide training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life


Encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship



Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 12 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the Royal Air Force and can give you hands-on experience of activities and courses that will challenge and develop your skills to help you succeed in whatever you want to do. The ACO is made up of two areas: Air Training Corps - The ATC is the RAF's cadet force, divided into six regions, 34 wings and more than 900 squadrons within communities around the UK Combined Cadet Force (RAF) - The CCF (RAF) is our section of the CCF which is made up of cadets from all three services, coming together in approximately 200 independent and state schools across the country.

  • RAF Aircrew Recruitment

    of Aircrew in the RAF are ex-cadets

  • RAF Officer Recruitment

    of Officers in the RAF are ex-cadets

  • Civilian Employers

    like the skills and experience that you gain through the air cadets


The staff at 2229 are all volunteers, DBS cleared and trained to the highest standards.
Flt Lt RAFVR(T) Garraway
Squadron Commanding Officer
The Squadron Commander oversees the general running of the squadron, its staff and more importantly the cadets.
Plt Off RAFVR(T) Webber
Squadron Training Officer
The Training Officer is in charge of organising the training rota on a night by night basis for both cadets and staff
Sgt (ATC) Davies
Squadron Adjutant
The Adjutant is a very important role. Overseeing all the administration of running the squadron from health & safety to event management.
WO (ATC) Butler
Squadron Warrant Officer
The WO is in charge of drill and discipline on the squadron keeping both staff and cadets in line with RAF and Air Cadet policies
Sgt (ATC) Ferguson
Fieldcraft Officer
Keeper of the website, external communications, social media and fieldcraft training
Sgt (ATC) Severn
Shooting Officer
Range Conducting Officer, Short Range, Long Range, Skill at Arms Instructor
Sgt (ATC) Atkins
DofE Instructor
Civilian Instructor Kent
Adult Instructor
Civilian Instructor Smith
Adult Instructor

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